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Old 05-23-2016, 10:06 PM   #1
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Our dilemma... What would you do

So we usually go camping our first trip this weekend memorial weekend. Last year our son was 8 months old so easy to take care of. This year almost two and just a little wild man cant sit still for more than two seconds. The weather here in SW Wyoming has not been to great lately. And this weekend not looking so great, probably be decent in the morning but by noon windy possible rain showers that would last into the evening and kinda cold probably only a high around 60 but with the wind can feel like mid 40s not ideal for my son. So with a crazy and extremely active child sitting inside in a small toy hauler probably isn't going to work out so well. We would also like to take at least one more full day to work around the yard and finish up a few projects. We don't know what to do. We are on the fence about both. If we choose to stay home plan on trying to go fishing or go for a sidexside ride. Probably to much rambling on we are just stuck.

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Old 05-23-2016, 10:16 PM   #2
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Being stuck inside an RV or TT with a nearly two year old when it's rainy and windy does not sound like fun. However, I wouldn't go by the weather report on Monday. Keep your options open because if the weather breaks it could be a ball. If you do go, take loads of toys and distractions such as Play-Doh, coloring books, building blocks, loads of books to read, DVDs to watch, enough to keep him busy all day if necessary. Good luck!

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Old 05-23-2016, 10:49 PM   #3
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I've been there. Not too long again either. As a baby my son was super easy to travel with. Then about 2-3 the difficulty level increased. I wouldn't bail on the trip. I'd just realign my expectations a little and as MNtraveler stated, bring as many things for him to do as weight and space would allow. Maybe try and plan a side trip you can drive to as well. If nothing else he'll sleep a little on the ride if anything like my kid was.

Lastly if you stay home, inevitably the weather will be awesome.

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Old 05-24-2016, 08:37 AM   #5
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Took our 2 and 3 year olds tent camping one memorial day (long ago) and it rained most of the weekend. Still had a great time. You will figure it out. And at the worst you have a long weekend coming so cheer up.

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Old 05-24-2016, 08:42 AM   #6
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As the father of 3 boys, now young men, I would suggest going. If stuck inside it will be a good opportunity for him to learn at times he needs to be mellow. As suggested, bring legos, books and other small items. If he doesn't learn that lesson now, sitting in a boring classroom is going to be a serious challenge!

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Old 05-24-2016, 10:37 AM   #7
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All great suggestions thanks. We are leaning more and more to going. I went and got the propane tanks filled yesterday and it got me excited.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:44 AM   #8
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I wouldn't bail if there's a chance you can spend SOME time outside. I would do what I used to do (back in the day) - hit the $1 store and buy various toys, crafts, NEW stuff. I would wrap each project in a brown paper lunch sack, so it had to be opened. They were the 'rainy day' goodies. Only got to open one - and play with it - if it was actively raining. Takes the sting out of being stuck inside a bit.
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Our grandson is 3 and been camping since he was a month old would not dream of not going just because of the weather unless a hurricane was forecast to hit the area.. The weather people are so often wrong....................


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Our four kids were born just over a year apart of each other. They went camping in our Jayco pop-up the summer after they were born. Our youngest was hiking with us and his three siblings in his baby shoes at Rocky National park. It's good training for the future and our experience would suggest you should never waste a day,weekend or vacation period when you can spend it as a family out in your camper!

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